3MF Consortium Announces Support for Volumetric Design, Increases Adoption of 3D Printing Specifications

“As the popularity of 3D printing continues to grow, volumetric design allows designers and manufacturers to represent spatially diverse properties. This allows additive manufacturing technologies to harness their full potential and truly revolutionize the way products are designed and manufactured, ”said Alex Oster, Chairman of the 3MF Technical Working Group and Director of Additive Manufacturing at Autodesk.

To review the specification and extension and to contribute, please visit: https://3mf.io/. The 3MF specification is robust and includes seven extensions that range from core and production to wafer, material and property (including color), beam array, safety and now the pre-release of the extension volumetric design for public comment.

The 3MF Consortium is also announcing an increasing adoption of its specification today, as evidenced by the growing number of members and the number of products using 3MF. New members include Hexagon, Prusa, TechSoft3D, and Vistory, joining 3D Systems, Autodesk, GE, HP, Materialize, Microsoft, nTopology, Stratasys, Siemens and others for a total of 20 member companies. 3MF is now implemented in nearly 50 products in 38 companies.

“3MF is a big step towards enriching an otherwise unstructured geometric data exchange format for AM. We are seeing the adoption of 3MF accelerate, and this is in large part due to the continued development of specifications to meet new use cases. Volumetric design is a perfect example of this, ”said Mathieu Pérennou, Director of Global Additive Manufacturing Business Development in Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division. “3MF enables evolution and innovation in 3D printing and only open standards and collaboration make this possible. We are excited to begin contributing to the specification and its extensions with other leaders in the additive manufacturing industry. “

For detailed specifications of all extensions, please visit the 3MF Consortium github repository: https://github.com/3MFConsortium/

To provide feedback on the volumetric extension, please visit https://github.com/3mfconsortium or contact us at https://3mf.io/contact/.

About the 3MF Consortium

The 3MF Consortium is made up of the leading AM hardware and software companies driving the Industry 4.0 revolution. The consortium publishes and maintains the 3MF Specifications which allow design applications to send fully faithful 3D models to a mix of other applications, platforms, services and printers. For more information, please visit: https://3mf.io/.

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